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Maya LT Training - Character Modeling (Cat Fu!)
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Maya LT Training - Character Modeling (Cat Fu!)

Posted 7 May 2014 8:12 pm by p1ut0nium on Game On

Software: Autodesk Maya LT ,

Industry: Games ,

Matthew's new 8 part character modeling series is ready for consumption. Go Cat Fu!

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Non-Photorealistic Rendering Techniques in 3ds Max
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Non-Photorealistic Rendering Techniques in 3ds Max

Posted 6 May 2014 10:36 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

This is from the Autodesk Masterclass series for SigGraph 2009. Originally posted on the AREA website for the masterclasses, for some reason it got cut off in the fourth video so this is a re-posting of the entire presentation. Since the time of this recording, there have also been more features added to 3ds Max for non-photorealistic rendering. Most notably are the Nitrous Stylized Viewport options available to the Quicksilver GPU rendering engine.

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Populate Animation into your own Biped Characters
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Populate Animation into your own Biped Characters

Posted 6 May 2014 6:16 pm by Rodrigo Assaf on CG Samba

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

How to Extract Animation from Populate Characters into your Own Biped Characters.

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Baking populate characters - tips and tricks
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Baking populate characters - tips and tricks

Posted 6 May 2014 2:11 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

A couple of tips and tricks to make it easier to bake populate characters by creating a button for it and to reduce the number of keys so it's easier to tweak the animation afterwards

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Autodesk Maya 2015 Service Pack 1 is now available!
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Autodesk Maya 2015 Service Pack 1 is now available!

Posted 5 May 2014 4:32 pm by dobert on The Desk

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

Lots of fixes for 2015, come and get it!

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Service Pack 1 and Security Fix for 3ds Max 2015 & 3ds Max Design 2015 is available
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Service Pack 1 and Security Fix for 3ds Max 2015 & 3ds Max Design 2015 is available

Posted 2 May 2014 2:14 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

This service pack contains both fixes for 3ds Max 2015 & 3ds Max Design 2015 and also addresses the Heartbleed vulnerability.

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Customizing populate characters with accessories
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Customizing populate characters with accessories

Posted 2 May 2014 10:46 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

You can bake selected populate characters so you can add accessories like hats, glasses, mobile phones etc.

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FREE Tools for 3ds Max
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FREE Tools for 3ds Max

Posted 1 May 2014 1:30 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

This is a "living document" that will continue to grow - so please check back from time to time. This is an un-official listing of lots of FREE tools that are out there in the community for 3ds Max. This is obviously a partial listing and the focus here is not things like texture map or model libraries, but, rather, tools that run within 3ds Max that help workflows and pipelines along.

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Indie Game Maker Profile: Give Up Games
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Indie Game Maker Profile: Give Up Games

Posted 29 April 2014 5:40 pm by WarpZone_Team on Warp Zone

Software: Autodesk Maya LT ,

Industry: Games ,

Indie studio Give Up Games talks to us about using Maya LT for their game 'The Elf Who Killed Christmas'.

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Upcoming User Group Events NY and Atlanta
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Upcoming User Group Events NY and Atlanta

Posted 28 April 2014 8:38 pm by lfraser on Suite-ish

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite , Autodesk Flame Premium ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

Information for this weeks New York and Atlanta User group events.

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